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before inauguration day and the "news nation" following president obama's approval rating, higher than most of his first year. our latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows the approval rating at 52% but despite the number our first read team notes, quote, the president faces an american public that remains in a funk as the president spends a low-key day at the white house, the new official portrait is unveiled. the president is smiling more but there is a lot more gray and inauguration weekend in washington kicks off tonight with pre-inaugural balls. many of those for charity and then tomorrow a national day of service. there will be a service summit on the national mall followed by a children's concert hosted by the first lady and dr. jill biden. sunday, president obama will take part in a private swearing-in at the white house. an the date mandated by the constitution. monday, he'll take the oath of office at the capitol followed his inaugural address and then the parade and a night of balls. joining me now, political panel, chicago sun times washington bureau chief, lynn swe
followed by a children's concert hosted by the first lady and dr. jill biden. sunday, president obama will take part in a private swearing-in at the white house. an the date mandated by the constitution. monday, he'll take the oath of office at the capitol followed his inaugural address and then the parade and a night of balls. joining me now, political panel, chicago sun times washington bureau chief, lynn sweet and columnist zachary carabel and strategist and contributor keith boykin. bottom line is why you count today is you're on the "news nation." lynn, let's start with you with breaking news. republicans wrapped up the three-day retreat and house republicans indicated they're ready to extend or temporary three-month debt limit increase to give the senate and house time to pass a budget. the white house responded to the news telling nbc that it's a terrible way to run the country, basically kicking situation down the can and reiterated the president's creation of self imposed deadlines but the bottom line some analysts see this as a caving in by house republicans to give this ext
crowd that's expected to witness obama's swearing in, with only days before the second inauguration of president obama, house republicans have floated a new plan they say will extend the debt ceiling for three months, but also cut congressional paychecks if mr. obama and the democrats don't agreed to deep spending cuts by april. steve handelsman says the gop has just grabbed the headlines two days before the inauguration. >> reporter: washington is almost ready. massive security, barriers going into place, bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade. and the president atviewing stand, bulletproof and fancy, rebuilt every four years but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first swearing-in, america has lowered its expectations. only 35% in the nbcs in/"wall street journal" poll says the country is headed in the right direction. as president obama's news portrayed is released, his approval stands at 52%. his likability at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today there's more conflict. responding to the president's declaration t
, first lady michelle obama was in fine form celebrating her 49th birthday. the white house says the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant in washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo, featuring new bangs in a twitter picture posted online. we'll see if it's featured during the next several days of inaugural festivities. >>> the preparations and parties for the president's big day are well under way. nbc's traci potts has the details. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there are going to be a lot of people here in washington. we're expecting between 600,000 and 800,000. while that pales in comparison to the nearly 200 million we saw four years ago. hotels are certainly filling up, and security is a big concern. it's a big issue. the secret service has 100 stations planted around the city, at least so far. 42 different agencies involved in that, keeping in mind they have to secure not only the national mall where everyone will gather for the ceremony, but the entire parade route t
details. >> michael: this is all happening less than 48 hours before president obama is sworn in for his second time. an issue that has been largely quiet for the last four years. joining us now for a joining us now for a perspective on the situation is he's the author of "leading from behind: the reluctant president and the advisors who decide for him". he comes to us from washington. richard, welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you. >> michael: i want to -- i want to ask you about the hostage situation. it's focused american attention on an issue that -- you know, that frankly hasn't had its focus for a while. what can you tell us about, you know, what is happening there, and how it affects america? >> well one of the things that this shows is that ignorance is dangerous. the united states ignored afghanistan in the 1990s and we saw what came out of that. we have been ignoring this area of africa for a long time even though morocco has been saying for many years that radical islamic groups have been growing for a while. perhaps the most prominent of t
excited, s.e.? >> i'm thrilled. the thrill is gone after four years. president obama about to change the tone in washington. unfortunately, d.c. is still tone deaf. >> i'm steve kornacki. we are taking you through our favorite inauguration moments today and since the footage of 1864 is a bit grainy, i go with something slightly more contemporary. >> i'm krystal ball, this is another historic event. what president's past, present and future can learn from it. >>> t-minus two days until president obama makes history again. on sunday, he'll be sworn in for a second term in the highest office in the land. but did you know obama will become the second president ever to take the oath of office four times? yeah. that's right. steve kornacki told me that. in 2009, he took it twice after chief justice roberts botched it the first time. good job, john. the president will again the lay hand on the bible, january 20th required by the constitution but since it's a sunday, the parades, balls and public swearing in, the fourth oath, pushed until monday the mlk holiday. such poetic justice, that. do
. president obama is 3re7ing to take the oath of office again. the white house released his official portrait ahead of inauguration day. it was taken in december in the oval office. a lot of folks love these pictures. you can see the impact the stress of being president can take on a man. president obama is considerably greyer now than in the portrait taken from his first term. >>> four years can take a toll on america's backyard as well. the national park service just spent $16 million to replace grass on the national mall that was trampled dump president obama's first inauguration. today, they're making sure their investment is well protected. news4 megan mcgrath is on the mall which is getting a a special protective layer. >> reporter: a sight the wug tonians are not familiar with. green, healthy grass on the national mall near the capitol. the result of a more than year-long project that cost millions of dollars and come monday, this new grass is going to get a serious workout with all of the people who are expected to come for the inauguration. while the u.s. park service wants to protec
have a category called obama's top promises. you can look at those and you can see that i think his record of fulfilling them is not quite as high as overall. you make a good point -- some of his promises were sweeping and thematic and others were very specific. there were two that were lighthearted -- we included two promises like that. one was his promise during the campaign that he would buy his daughter as a puppy which is a promise kept in the other was that he would fight for a college football playoff system which we also raided a promise kept indeed, you could say this is the aggregate and you need to look in on the more narrow numbers. we published an article yesterday but we welcome anybody who wants to tally them up in different ways and provide an analysis. all promises are not created equal. host: we are looking at the top promises on politifact - tell us more about compromise. guest: the credit for workers is a tax credit that was part of the economic stimulus originally, he sought $500 and i think ultimately, law was less than that. that was a classic compromise that
obama. we are talking about this bizarre story with a notre dame linebacker man'tao, caught in or himself perpetrating a hoax about this long-time special girlfriend of his in california who decide of cancer and it turns out she never existed. was he lied to, or was he lying? we will continue to take your calls about that and your comments on twitter. call us again at 866-55-press. of course, back to that in just a second but you heard me talk before about try ancestry.com and all of the fun i have been having on that site tracing my own family and i can tell you it's -- there is a lot of information there and it just got bigger. just learned today that ancestry.com is now up to 11 billion historical documents you can get access to and 41 million family trees already olbermann. it sounds like a lot of stuff and may be complicated to wade through. it's not. i can tell you. you go in, in and you give them a name maybe of your grandfather and you tell them you want to search like military records or birth records or death records or immigration re
killed. >> president obama has a support group that will give him a chance to promote his agenda outside the confines of the white house. the group called organizing for action will train future leaders and work on key legislative battles and local issues around the country. the house republicans may look for short-term extension of the government's borrowing limit to avoid an immediate default. gop leaders will not say how long of an extension is being considered for all what conditions might be attached. president obama says he's willing to debate spending cuts, but that the debt ceiling should not be a link to a budget battle. >> verizon says it has made significant progress in dealing with issues stemming from last summer's deadly derecho. this comes after the virginia state corporation commission said 911 outages were caused by the company's failure to perform necessary maintenance. the panel also said verizon failed to monitor and respond to the outages which disrupted 911 service to nearly 2 million people in northern virginia. what a mess that was. nice to sea there getting on to
of the u.s. capitol where president barack obama will take the oath of office on monday. we're counting down to the inauguration. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with what we now know is the ongoing hostage crisis in algeria. right now it's unclear how many americans are being held by terrorists. but we do know the united states, the obama administration has rejected an offer to exchange an undisclosed number of american hostages. other hostages have been freed and hair he would winning new details are emerging about their treatment. for the details, let's bring in jill dougherty. she's over at the state department. jill? >> wolf, just a few minutes ago here at the state department i was upstairs, secretary clinton meeting with the japanese foreign minister and both of them discussing this crisis in algeria. she said that she had spoken yet again with her algerian counterpart and she stressed once again, she said, the upmost concern they have is for the safety and security of the hostages. but when i asked her about the criticism that's being leveled by the united states an
her life, now this bay area woman is on the way to president obama's inauguration. the story is new at 4:30. >> another look at traffic right now. heading into san francisco, taking toll plaza, smooth sailing really not much traffic coming into the city this afternoon. stay with us. mo >>> a birthday for a funny lady and why stars are leaving hollywood for someplace colder. >> stars and movie makers leaving hollywood for park city, utah today. it's the start of the big sundance film festival. about 50,000 people are expected to head to the snow-filled town for the event. it will be filled with award shows and tons of movie premiers. last year, beast of theq6Ñ southern wild preem yeerd now it's up for best picture, qqó time actress betty white turns 91 today. she's known for the golden girl buzz to this date dait, she's hard at work starring off their rockers. twit light stars kristin stewart and robert pattinson are hollywood's highest grossing romantic couple. twilight earned $624 million. putting them high abust rest. in second place, channing tatum and rachel mcadams with "the
spanking your fellow republicans for getting their clocks cleaned by mr. obama in that debate. tell me what you are upset about and is there some revenge exacted? >> we have very severe long- term fiscal problems. i think there is a lot more that is at the big banks door and the federal reserve's door. it is amazing neither party has been willing to look at the problems. we are faced with enormous long-term challenges on the fiscal side. i thought the whole process was wrong. i have a bias. i was speaker of the house. the idea that the senate at the last minute would write an entire bill, put whatever they wanted into it, send it over, and say, pass it as we wrote it. we will not touch it again. and the house said, ok. crazy. nobody read that bill. it violated everything republicans complained about with the stimulus. the minimum they could have done was brought it up, actually read it, maybe had a hearing to find out what was in it and what did it mean. there were millions of dollars willi understand why the president wants to take care of its friends. what did that have to do with the bil
the french operation in mali with intelligence and airlift. >> as the obama administration agrees to aid france's military bombing in mali, over 20 foreign hostages remain unaccounted for in neighboring algeria in what has been described as one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades. then cycling legend lance armstrong admits to oprah winfrey he cheated his way to a record seven tour de france titles. >> yes or no. did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no. was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> will speak to sportswriter dave zirin, author of, "game over: how politics has turned the sports world upside down." as the fourth anniversary of roe v. wade approaches, we look at how antitrust legislation over the years has criminalize pregnancy, leaving hundreds of women to be forced to undergo unwanted medical procedures and locked up in jail or mental institutions all because there were pregnant? all that and more co
know? >> reporter: jenna, good afternoon. white house officials are now saying president obama is receiving regular updates on this situation which remains as you say ongoing and sensetive. the numbers involved here have varied wildly with the latest from algeria's state news service now saying nearly 100 of 132 hostages seized have been freed. that word comes after algerian security forces launched a helicopter assault on the complex yesterday. 18 of the islamist militants have been reported killed. however there are reports two filipino hostages have died. earlier today britain's prime minister confirmed the death of one britain. he said london received no advance notice of the helicopter raid. >> when i spoke to the algerian prime minister later last night he told me this first operation was complete but this is a large and complex site and they are still pursuing terrorists and possibly some of the hostages in other areas of the site. the algerian prime minister has just told me this morning they're now looking at possible routes to resolve this crisis. >> reporter: the two
with president obama's gun control proposal. new jersey governor chris christie called the nra's reprehensible. >> don't be dragging people's children into this, it's wrong and it demeans them and makes them less of a valid, trusted source of information on the real issues. >> the nra ad calls the president an elitist hypocrite for opposing their idea of armed guards in every school when his kids are protected by armed guards. >>> people in washington pulling extra shifts this weekend. getting ready for inauguration day on monday. leave report, just ahead. clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> washington, d.c., our nation's capital. 49 degrees right now. it will go down to 36. we will be there monday for the inauguration. m monday at n
be on notice. they will find no sanctuary. >> reporter: the obama administration says it's in contact with algerian authorities. but says it's been difficult to get accurate information. tara mergener for cbs news, the state department. >> the hostages homelands are angry with algeria for having launched the rescue raid without advance consultation. >>> well, an accident caused a traffic nightmare in columbia, maryland this morning. a car rammed a tractor-trailer that was parked on the side of i-95. rescue crews got the trapped driver out and rushed him to the baltimore shock trauma. the northbound lanes of i-95 were closed for several hours but traffic is moving this afternoon in that area. >>> maryland lawmakers are working to change a controversial court ruling on pit bulls. last year, maryland's highest court labeled pit bulls as inherently dangerous. the ruling made it extremely difficult for owners to defend themselves in court over dog bite accusations. lawmakers are working on legislation which would give pit bull owners the same legal standing as owners of all other breeds. >
. they never met in person. >> president obama and mrs. obama spent a night out in georgetown to celebrate her 49th birthday today. they dined with friends at cafe milano and just arrived back at the white house. she constituent a tweet thanking everyone from her birthday wishes. she's also debuting a new hair style for her birthday. the white house released this photo showing her new bangs. >> no snow hat required tonight. >> no, no. she looks good. >> no. >> ewith thought we would be -- or we hoped we would be -- >> even last night, we're talking about this. and i was thinking d.c., nothing to worry about, no snow. but i hoped we would see some snow. i would love to see a little bit. even some flakes coming down. but i thought for sure areas south of fredericksburg and southern maryland would be having snow right now. it just did not come together at all. take a look. we'll show you how this came out. right now, we're looking at plenty of cloud cover across the region. and actually a fairly mild night. temperatures stayed well above where they were forecast to be. and that's because we did n
president obama's sweeping gun plan. he says the govern orr's plan is on point, especially when it comes to gun restrictions. >> it's an issue across the country, and background checks are essential. >> i know it's a difficult task ahead, but we know you're up to the challenge. >> the governor introduced rashad baker and applauded the drop in violence in his county. >> i think it will make not only prince george's county safer, about you the state of maryland safer and send a signal to the rest of the country, this is how you make the country safer. >> reporter: the statewide ner that the governor is including was actually drafted by a prince george's county maryland delegate. we talked to him about that center and how it's going to impact. in annapolis, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. >>> the first day of testimony just wrapped up in the john leopold trial. he's accused even acted as hi personal nurse when he had surgery. johnson testified she did what he asked because she was afraid she would get fired s prosecutors claim he also used his security staff to help him have affairs with a count
that costs $15. the card features president obama on it, and is being sold at nine metro stations. the transit agency expects about 600 to 800,000 people will use metro for the inauguration. tickets to the official events are also a hot commodity. ebay and craigslist have promised to crack down on scalpers trying to sell them for thousands online. senator schumer got complaints from his constituents. people from all over the country are here in d.c. to see the swearing in, parade and attend inaugural balls. >> very excited about the inauguration. unique experience, and i'm glad to be a part of it. >> it's a unique experience that most people don't get to see. we're excited about it. >> reporter: the president and first family will kick off the four days of events tomorrow, participating in service projects in the d.c. area for the national day of service in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr. here at the d.c. armory, as those troops begin to arrive, many of them have been through this all before. they were part of the president's inauguration four years ago. that's the latest her
you were spanking your fellow republicans for getting their clocks cleaned by mr. obama in that debate. tell me what you are upset about and is there some revenge exacted? >> we have very severe long-term fiscal problems. i think there is a lot more that is at the big banks door and the federal reserve's door. it is amazing neither party has been willing to look at the problems. we are faced with enormous long- term challenges on the fiscal side. i thought the whole process was wrong. i have a bias. i was speaker of the house. the idea that the senate at the last minute would write an entire bill, put whatever they wanted into it, send it over, and say, pass it as we wrote it. we will not touch it again. and the house said, ok. the that was institutionally crazy. nobody read that bill. it violated everything republicans complained about with the stimulus. the minimum they could have done was brought it up, actually read it, maybe had a hearing to find out what was in it and what did it mean. there were millions of dollars for the motion picture industry. i understand why the president
, they would turn to me and say can you please tell mr. obama we're not terrorists and to stop killing our people. as if i could walk into his office and talk to him. but over the time i was in pakistan and i talked to politicians, i talked to a psychiatrist who runs a hospital where he tells stories of people literally having to travel eight hours to get any kind of mental health because of the drone attacks and there's a wide variety of people all of whom were unanimous in the fact that the drones are making the united states of america less safe because the number of enemies we were creating. >> john: i gotta say in the footage we just showed from you making the film, you are being greeted warmly. it is worth remembering that pakistan is still officially a u.s. ally. is there still a warmth among the people there toward our country or are you disturbed by a growing hostility by the pakistani people? >> well, the people i met with, and again, you know, one doesn't want to overgeneralize, the people i met with in the investigation work for the film could not have been more gracious. these
. and a snackdown on scalpers charging thousands of dollars for tickets to president obama's inauguration. why it could soon be tougher to find those tickets online. nexium, the purple pill, helps provide many with day and night relief of heartburn symptoms caused by acid reflux disease. there is risk of bone fracture, and low magnesium levels. side effects may include headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. call your doctor right away if you have persistent diarrhea. other serious stomach conditions may exist. don't take nexium if you take clopidogrel. ask your doctor if nexium, the purple pill, is right for you. find out how to save on nexium at purplepill.com. >> bill: just in to fox news tonight. this is video of the situation at miami's international airport where two planes have apparently touched on the runway there. the planes were an argentine as flight. no injuries reported and we don't know if the planes suffered any damage. we will stay on that this evening. airlines around the world following in the footsteps of the federal aviation administration and grounding boeing 787 dream li
's meeting. she's also there for president obama's inauguration on monday. she says she has meeting scheduled with justice department officials and officials with the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. trying to bring more law enforcement resources back to oakland. we're also finding out the reasons why san jose police chief chris moore's decision was to leave the police department. 51-year-old chief's last day on the job is tomorrow. he says the last straw came when the city council voted against putting half cent sales tax measure on last november's ballot to help the police department with its money. moore says he decided if he didn't have the support of city officials, it was time for him to go. san jose by the way has not yet named a permanent replacement for chief moore. >>> 49ers fever sweeping the bay area. the team is one win away from the super bowl. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose as fans gear up for the game. janine. >> reporter: we're here in downtown and one place that is expected to be packed with 49er fans is this sports bar on santa clara street. whenever the big
obama is receiving regular updates on this crisis from his national security team and that his first priority is the safety and security of these hostages. the defense secretary, leon panetta, is saying, quote, terrorists who murder or kidnap americans will be hunted down. one escaped hostage is saying that he had plastic explosives strapped around his neck. his brother spoke about the terrifying moments. >> yeah. we just found out recently that he'd been made to sleep with semtex tied around his neck. he had duct tape over his mouth and his hands tied and we find out how he got free. and was removing five convoy loads from a different part of the compound and one of the jeeps steven was in, there were five jeeps, and the algerian army had bombed the jeeps, and out of five jeeps, the bombs -- four of them were hit and wiped out and obviously they lost their lives. luckily enough for my brother he was in the jeep that crashed, and she was able to make a brea for freedom with the semtex around his neck. >> pretty calm account from the brother. but the little boy, the son of the escaped
grayson is back in. my point, apparently there is a god. of and will obama exploit the manti teo store just to punish those going on-line pretending to be girls. if andiy kaufman was alive he would be wrestling his fake on-line girlfriend right now. this is view point. | [music] |. good evening. we are leading off the show with breaking news about a hostage rescue mission where civilians and possibly some americans have reportedly been killed. we will turn to what many feel is a broken american approximately see that may have killed close to 200 children. troops attacked a remote gas complex to free foreign and will algerian hostages. if you haven't heard much about this on the news it's because it doesn't involve fake girlfriends or blood doping but leob panetta said 100 were at the complex when the cud napping too -- kidnapping took place. hillary clinton i says anti-terrorism fors have been in close contact but the situation we mains fluid. >> the security of the americans held hostage is our highest priority ask we c
can now buy a special commemorative all-day pass featuring president barack obama. it costs $15 but can be reloaded to be used after the inauguration. the tickets were free but hard to come by and they are now going for thousands of dollars online. after some complaints, new york senator chuck schumer, e-bay and craigslist have agreed to crack down on scalpers trying to sell inaugural tickets online. it will be a busy weekend for the president and first lady who took a break last night to celebrate michelle obama's birthday with a dinner in georgetown. the motorcade rolled up to cafe milano where the couple dined with friends including attorney general he can holder. the first couple ate upstairs with their friends while downstairs, the dining room remained open. surprised customers did have to go through security to get inside. it is some welcome rest and relaxation for the president and first lady before the inaugural activities kick in. there are four days of events scheduled. starting tomorrow with the highlight on monday with the ceremonial swearing in, the parade and all o
like death panels, and the president is not acting alone. president obama is working alongside his rich gun hating friends in hollywood, and michael bloomberg. they fail to mention he is also the mayor of new york city. we're back after the break. arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as a human being, that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, we ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." all right. travel day, everybody. >> god. >> stephanie: look alive. here we go. okay. packing for the east coast in the middle of winter with several
. >> margareta, craig, thank you very much. [applause] >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> this week in the 57th presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term, sunday the official swearing in ceremony at the white house live shortly before noon. monday the public inaugural ceremonies with the swearing in at noon eastern at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities including the capital budget and the afternoon prayed. live all the coverage begins at 7 a.m. eastern time on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. and throughout the day join the conversation by phone, on facebook and facebook.com/cspan, and on twitter, #inaug2013. >> coming up live this afternoon on c-span, a discussion on immigration, trade and safety along the u.s.-mexico border. that will start at 4:30 p.m. eastern. live on c-span. >> we have more now from this conference hosted by the national council for by the national council for science and the environment. a discussion looking at the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the coast of japan. the earthquake triggered a tsunam
's not easy doesn't mean we shouldn't try. >> suarez: a day after president obama announced his plan to attack gun violence, his spokesman acknowledged how hard it will be to get congress to go along. >> if having an assault weapons ban become law again were easy, it would never have expired. if the variety of other actions that the president proposes we take as a nation were without conflict, we wouldn't be having this discussion. >> suarez: that call for a new, stricter prohibition against military assault-style weapons is already being rejected by house republicans. it's also gotten a mixed response even among senate democrats, not to mention the gun lobby. >> most of the proposals that have to do with firearms are simply feel good proposals that have been tried in the past and won't work or won't have any real impact. >> suarez: on "cbs this morning," the national rifle association president david keene did say the group might support universal background checks, if they could be made to work. >> the difficulty comes in when you're talking about you and me as next door neighbors and you bu
not find him to be a threat. >>> president obama's reelection campaign is launching a new nonprofit group to support his second term agenda. the new group organizing for action will be officially announced today. the group is looking to take the energy from the president's reelection campaign and turn it into support for his legislative priority. first they will push congress for tighter gun control. >>> scalpers looking to profit from their inauguration tickets will be blocked from using craigs list and e-bay. they have agree odd re-- have agreed to remove listings. according to the committee some scalpers posted tickets asking for thousands of dollars. some 250,000 tickets were given out for free to the public from congressional offices. ktvu will have live coverage beginning sunday morning. ken and torrey campbell will be there in washington, d.c. so you can look for their live report starting on mornings on 2. >>> 4:38 is the time right now. new concerns about the flu after the bay area's first death. the event that is mourning that could help you protect yourself. >>> and a new twist
sunday morning at 11:30 with the official swearing in of president obama. then monday, is the big public celebration. we'll be with you at 4:00 in the morning and our coverage goes until 7:30 that night. >> then, our team will join you again from 11:00 to midnight to recap the day and you know what? depending on where you are, doesn't matter where you are, you can see it our coverage all day long. we're streaming it live on our wusa9 apps and you can catch it on the tv, your phone, your ipad. so tune in. >> and make sure you charged all of the devices. >> right. >> at the end of the hour today we'll have the answer to monika's inauguration question. so that you can win her giveaway. this morning, monika is asking which president was inaugurated on the warmest and then the coldest day four years later? this should be easy. >> yeah this coldest one is the giveaway i think in that question. >>> still a very dangerous very uncertain very fluid situation. that's the reaction from british prime minister david cameron. algerian troops raided this natural gas complex in the desert so free hostag
sometime in april or may. that is the strategy from house republicans. president obama says he has not even entertained any type of negotiations. republicans should agree to raise the debt ceiling because having to raise it is the result of appropriations already passed and signed into law. back to you. melissa: thanks so much. ashley: here with reaction to the gop when it peter welch. thank you for joining us. you say, look, republicans are making it an "economic weapon of mass distraction." do they get is a continuation of that? >> it is actually progress for the republican confidence, but it is not progress for the country. that tack tick is not one that they can hold onto because they know it will plunge this country into a deeper recession. they have been -- it is a way to say they are avoiding. ashley: it really is not addressing the issue, though, what will it take to get that in place. i know that you, of course, have been leading the charge to have the president to prevent the country from defaulting. >> it is not an acceptable option to plunge america into default. the republicans
president obama first got elected. democrats not doing much better, but better, 38% view the democratic party negatively. so gene, the president's had a pretty good time politically since the election. republicans are starting to figure out how to come back. to the extent republicans have leverage in the upcoming talks, particularly on fiscal issues, where do you think their leverage lies given how unpopular they are and how unpopular congress is? >> well, i think they have less leverage than some people think they have. i mean, i think it would be, frankly, another disaster if republicans try to use the debt ceiling, to force dollar-for-dollar budget reductions. i don't see that as a winner for them, and i can't imagine at least the party establishment is now seeing that as a potential winner for them. i mean, you know, face it. the president won the election. and he laid out a program and a philosophy, and he won the election on it. and i think as long as republicans are going to take the stance that he didn't win and that, in fact, they won and therefore they get to do things their w
, d.c. quan is in washington to attend the u.s. conference of mayors and president obama's inauguration on monday. she said she has meetings scheduled with representatives from the department of justice to try to bring more law enforcement resources to oakland. we are a also learning the reasons why chris moore's decision to leave the department. the 51-year-old chief alast day on the job is tomorrow. moore says the last straw was when the city council voted against putting a half cent sales tax measure on the ballot to help the police department's finances. moore said if he did not vo the -- have the support -- have the support from the city leaders, it was time for him to go. >>> dan oats is right now. police chief in aurora, colorado. this morning, his police department is investigating another deadly shooting. a woman was shot at an apartment complex. and that came after the aurora, colorado shooting. many movie patrons were at the theater during the mass shooting. the city of aurora handed out 2,000 tickets to survivors, first response -- first responders and the vol
obama's reelection campaign is launching a new nonprofit group to support his second term agenda. the group is called organizing for action. it will be officially announced today. the group is looking to take the energy from the president's reelection campaign and turn it into support for his priorities. first they will encourage supporters to push congress on president's supporters for tougher gun control. scalpers that will try to make a profit on the inauguration tickets will be blocked from craigs list and e-bay. he's in charge of the congressional inauguration committee. now according to the committee, some scalpers have already posted tickets at prices asking for thousands of dollars. some 250,000 tickets were given away for free to the public from congressional offices. ktvu will have live coverage of president obama's inauguration beginning sunday. ktvu tori campbell and ken will be at washington, d.c. for us. look for their live reports beginning on morning on 2s. >>> let's check in with sal. >> good morning, dave and pam. we're looking pretty good here. i don't want to
. >> michelle obama has a new do for the inauguration. take a look. she tweeted the picture today using her new twitter account. you can see she has bangs. today her 49th birthday. >> our coverage begins on monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america and we'll have live coverage on abc 7 news.com starting at 6:30 monday morning. i hope you'll tune in. >> we're seeing a warm up. >> we are. welcome relief. >> we're feeling it in the daytime. we've got chilly weather but that is okay. a live view right now in emeryville. it's cool and getting cooler evening. clear skies no precipitation. milder weather is headed our way. it's building already. check out readings, 5234 oakland. look at 24 hour change, every location, milder than at this hour yesterday not just by a little bit. 90 degrees milder than half moon way. six degrees milder in fremont. milder patterns settled in and continues to build throughout the weekend. spare the air day again, tomorrow, third day we'll see air quality not so good. this weekend, dry patterns continuing into next week. from 10:00 saturday morning
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